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June 8, 2020
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, this morning joined his colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus as an original sponsor of the bicameral Justice in Policing Act, the most sweeping police reform bill in congressional history.
May 29, 2020
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, and U.S. Representative Katie Porter (D-CA), member of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, pressed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today for answers regarding major misallocations of portions of the $175 billion authorized in relief packages intended for hospitals and other health care providers to cover COVID-19 care and lost revenue from procedures postponed by the pandemic.
May 29, 2020
Two U.S. House of Representatives Democrats on Friday launched an inquiry into whether the Health and Human Services Department misdirected billions of dollars in coronavirus stimulus money to healthcare providers facing criminal or civil fraud investigations.
May 29, 2020
Two House Democrats announced Friday they are launching an inquiry into whether the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) misallocated billions in coronavirus stimulus funds meant for hospitals and health care providers during the pandemic.
May 28, 2020
Donald Trump has been raging against Twitter since the social media platform that helped vault him to the presidency slapped fact-check links on a pair of his tweets.Now, he’s poised to take action today that could bring a flurry of lawsuits down on Twitter, Facebook and other technology giants by having the government narrow liability protections that they enjoy for third parties’ posts, according to a draft of an executive order obtained by Bloomberg.
May 27, 2020
A San Antonio event planning company was awarded $39 million from the federal government to distribute food to families in need during this pandemic, a move that has been met with controversy and outcry from some politicians. However, Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett, representing Texas, said the company has no experience, and hasn't given out a single box of food so far.
May 27, 2020
Data shows members of the Latinx and African-American communities have seen higher rates of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths around the country. Dr. Alicia Fernandez from Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital told lawmakers the Latinx community is disproportionately impacted in other ways.
May 27, 2020
An event-planning company that received one of the largest federal contracts to provide produce, meat and dairy to hungry families has yet to deliver the much-needed boxes to food banks across the Southwest. The delay has stoked concerns about the Agriculture Department’s new $3 billion “Farmers to Families Food Box Program” — especially surrounding multimillion-dollar contracts awarded to several small firms with little experience in food distribution.
May 26, 2020
Washington, D.C. – With serious food insecurity challenges in San Antonio and across the country, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-San Antonio), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, called for the Trump Administration to cancel the $39 million USDA food box contract awarded to a local vendor without relevant experience and pressed USDA for answers on how vendors were chosen nationwide. The details of this local contract were revealed in a series of investigative pieces by Tom Orsborn from the San Antonio Express-News, as well as an editorial from the paper calling for an investigation.
May 25, 2020
HONG KONG—With his plan to impose sweeping antisedition legislation on Hong Kong, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has revealed a willingness to alter the onetime British colony’s special status as a self-governing city with a speed and scope that has surprised many, from pro-democracy activists to diplomats to businesspeople.